LEARNING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Urban Melange|June 2021
DURING THIS TIME, WHILE SOME OF US ARE WORKING FROM HOME, OTHERS HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS, LET’S TAKE A STEP FURTHER AND START ENHANCING OUR SKILLS THROUGH LEARNING ONLINE. BRINGING THE WORLD CLOSER, WITH A FEW CLICKS, YOU CAN ENROL TO A COURSE OF YOUR CHOICE WITH SOME OF THE BEST INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES. SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? START LEARNING!
NIKITA AGARWAL

With the pandemic, in last one year one of those sectors which has changed drastically is the education sector. Where kids haven’t been to classes since more than a year now, and everything has gone online, people are now thinking of choosing different streams of education for their further studies. Whereas this scenario has its own negative effects on the education of students, it also brings along a lot of positive factors as well.

With education going online, students can choose from a variety of institutes and courses, irrespective of their location. Along with this, even adults are increasing their knowledge by opting for various professional courses offered by national and international universities. Students are now enrolling for a number of vocational courses along with their regular studies to increase their exposure which will help them in creating a better resume. Where some kids are learning foreign languages through online applications and websites, others are honing their creative skills and starting their own small business from home with the help of social media networks. Someone rightly said, ‘opportunity is everywhere, you just need to open up and see it through. If you are looking for any courses to enroll in, be it post your high school or even during your summer break, we have prepared this guide for you to help you choose from.

Indian Universities

UGC i.e.

University Grants Commission has set some rules for universities providing online education and has allowed them to provide, certificate, diploma, and degree courses in an online format. For all online courses, they need to adhere to four quadrants, set by the UGC. These are tutorials, content, web resources, and self-assessment. Programs requiring practical or laboratory courses are not permitted to be regarded as online courses.

Institutes can offer only those disciplines in which it has already been offering the same or similar Programmes /Courses in regular mode (of classroom teaching) or in Open and Distance Learning mode and from which at least one batch has been passed out and approved by the statutory councils, as applicable. Programs requiring practical or laboratory courses are not permitted to be offered as online courses.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

iop.ignouonline.sc.in

Known as the People’s University, IGNOU has been a common name amongst professionals and students when it came to distance learning in India. They started with their Centre for Online Education in the year 2019 with an objective to provide personalized, digitally connected, experiential learning to a diverse group of learners using the latest online technologies and pedagogies.

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